16/09/2016 Reporting Scotland


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Demonstrations have been held across Scotland,

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in protest at the effects of the UK government's changes

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Women born in the 1950s say the changes mean they're losing up

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to ?40,000, because they're unable to retire

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Here's our social affairs correspondent Reevel Alderson.

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One of a series of demonstration against changes to state pension

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They say they have paid into the scheme, but

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the changes mean they aren't getting a payout.

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Lynne has studied the

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figures, because she has had to go back to work,

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now she won't get her pension as she expected at 62.

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For people like myself born in 1954, I don't get my pension until I'm 66.

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That is a four-year period and this amounts

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to, you know figures between 30 and 45,000.

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It is a lot of money to come out of your pension

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In 1995 the Government announced they would equalise the

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pension age for men and women and 12 years later, Labour said they were

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putting the age for both men and women up to 66.

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But they were spreading the transition over 22

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In 2011 the coalition said it was accelerating that process,

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giving some women just two years to adjust their plans.

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Like Cathy, who contracted an illness, meaning she

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When I took my illness, that made you know it

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imperative that I had to retire and got this letter

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saying it would be 65, I was shocked.

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I couldn't believe that I had to work another

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This is a matter reserved to Westminster and

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the department for work and pensions said women retiring today can still

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expect to receive a higher state pension over their lifetime than any

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An 84-year-old man has died, after a house fire in Glasgow.

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The blaze broke out yesterday evening in the Partick

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Police and fire crews were called to a house in Crawford Lane

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An 83-year-old woman, who was also in the house,

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was taken to hospital and is being treated

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Campaigners have called for more support for victims

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of asbestos-related cancer, who are fighting

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It comes as a sufferer in Inverness claims that his former employer,

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Highland Council, is deliberately ignoring correspondence.

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The council says it can't comment, but that communications

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would be made via a lawyer and not a claimant.

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Gardening and swimming have kept James fit and healthy in retirement.

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But recently the Inverness pensioner felt himself frail and underwent

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I had to go up to the hospital and ask what was the results.

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In March he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, an incurable lung

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cancer, almost always caused by asbestos exposure.

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He is convinced it took place when employed as a labourer.

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But while still in receipt of a council pension, he says the

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authority has turned its back on him by failing to reply to

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I think they're giving me the run around, if you can

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Or the solicitor's getting the run around.

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Hopefully they will shut up and days peer.

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Groups campaigning for victims say cases like his are on

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the increase and many women are now presenting with asbestos-related

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illnesses, which have traditionally been associated with men and

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We are seeing teachers and nurses, it

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didn't matter if it was in industry, during the war, when ever, women

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So when you have someone perhaps a nurse who work --

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walked through the corridors and the pipe were lagged with asbestos.

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Law changes gives sufferers more rights than anywhere

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I have to think how bad is it going to get.

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former factory worker, maybe eligible for a one-payment from the

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But the fight for civil compensation is pe set by problems -

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beset by problems of gaining evidence.

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Campaigners warn that the legacy of asbestos will continue for decades

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yet, with case numbers unlikely to peak for a few years.

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Rugby and Glasgow lost their 100% Pro 12 record, losing

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Edinburgh took on Leinster at Murrayfield, where the Irish side

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notched a four try bonus point by half-time.

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Edinburgh fought back in the second half, with tries from Hamish Watson

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and Magnus Bradbury, but it wasn't enough -

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Pele, one of the most famous sportsmen of all time,

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Half a century after visiting here as a player,

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the Brazilian footballer is at a dinner in the city,

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where fans are paying up to ?900 to meet him.

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Our reporter David Currie got to speak to him for free.

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40 years after hanging up his boots at the age

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of 75, the great Pele is

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making the news still despite not turning up.

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Younger viewers might wonder what all the fuss was about.

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That is Brazil's 100th goal in the World

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The greatest footballer of all time, Farhat.

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The only three times World Cup winner.

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His only other visit to Scotland was 50 years ago

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during preparations for the 1966 World Cup.

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Does the man who inspired generations of footballers have any

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advice for aspiring Scottish football superstars?

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Fans are spending up to ?900 for an evening

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You never think that you are the best and you know everything. You

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have to always tried to do better. Never think you know everything.

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That is the advice my father gave me when I was young.

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He is donating some of that to charity.

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For his super fans, meeting Pele is priceless.

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Unfortunately, David still hasn't managed to speak

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It's over to Christopher now with the weather forecast

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The evening. Plus a lovely day. It will be rather chilly overnight

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tonight. You can see why, this ridge of high pressure building its way

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keeping things dry and settled. Temperatures in towns and cities

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will be around seven, but cold in the countryside. A chilly start the

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day for some tomorrow morning. Mist and fog patches quickly going and

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then dry and bright with spells of sunshine lasting for most for most

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of the day. A different story if we had said that the border, there is

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thicker cloud, thanks to an old weather front across eastern

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England. Some sunshine coming through for Wales and Cumbria,

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Northern Ireland as well. We will have temperatures of a similar note

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by mid-afternoon. With light and variable winds that will feel quite

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pleasant at times. Some cloud coming and going across the Highland

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region. Figure cloud for the Western Isles and perhaps at times. The

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winds will tend as that weather front arrives bringing thicker cloud

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and Harry Briggs of rain. A very different day in store for western

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parts of the country on the second half of the weekend. You can see it

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will be cloudy for many central western areas. That brain just

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getting into words the West Coast. Dreyer to the east and brighter with

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spells of sunshine. The rain will come into words Glasgow and

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Inverness late afternoon and march its wheat used with overnight.

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Eventually it will reach most parts of the mainland. But the forecast

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Thanks, Chris. And that's Reporting Scotland.

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Our next update is tomorrow evening at 5.25pm.

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But, from everyone on the late team here in Glasgow, good night.

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